Puppy Training Basics

Giving your puppy a proper training is an imperative part of owning a dog. A properly trained dog can be very useful, obedient and most of all, your dog will have a better life and less stress. However, many of us are wondering when to start training their puppy. The correct answer is as soon as possible. This makes their growth and living much better and easier.

The first thing that you must do is to show your puppy a pack leader trait. It’s natural that puppies tend to follow a pack leader and a pack leader is someone who’s strong, stable and consistent. Part of the selection process when you’re choosing a place for dog day care is to find a business that understands this. What’s the connection? Most of the time, we approach our puppy in a cutesy manner, making your puppies think that they can take advantage of you. That’s why most of the time, if we frequently exhibit such behavior; our puppies won’t follow our commands and will start chewing, biting, barking, leash pulling and the likes.

If you are puzzled as to why your puppy won’t follow your commands, it is because they think that they can take advantage of you. You must practice leadership, and teach your puppy in a quite stubborn, but forgiving manner. The first step towards this is using verbal commands and routines.

Commands and Routines

The two most important words to teach you puppy is “No” and “Good”. “No” means stop “what you’re currently doing” and “Good” means “I like what you’re doing”. These correction words must be taught to your puppy as early as two months old. This praise and correction words will enable your puppy to learn the dos and don’ts. Before you move on to other word-training, make sure your puppy have learned these phrases flawlessly.


Make sure that your puppy respects you. And not just an ordinary respect, it should be a respect like a leader. This is imperative because your puppy could easily words and routines, but without enough respect, they may choose not to fulfill or follow them. Respect training is something that you really need to perfect.

Training Routine

As I’ve said earlier, you must have your puppy understand the correction words properly before going further. These are the fundamentals and if you can control your puppy’s behavior completely, you can move on to the more advanced training sessions like:

  • Walk on the leash without pulling
  • Come when called
  • Lie down
  • Wait inside the door or gate, even when it’s open, until you tell him he can go through
  • Stop barking when you say “Quiet.”
  • “Give” or “Drop” whatever is in his mouth when told
  • And more

All you need to have is a systematic training with consistency. Be stable and have a sense of leadership and your puppy will respect you.